Ideas & Control

 A case on how organizing can enable innovation in a network

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Resumé

se workingpaper 04 2008
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedIFUL - SDU
UdgiverSyddansk Universitet. Institut for Forskning og Udvikling i Landdistrikter
Udgave07
Sider1-64
Antal sider64
ISBN (Trykt)ISBN 978-87-91304-40-8
StatusUdgivet - 2009

Fingeraftryk

Organizing
Innovation
Weick
Sustainable growth
Facilitation
Learning process
Elections
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Rural areas
Creativity
Food

Emneord

  • Innovation, kontrol, organisering, læring

Citer dette

Brink, T. (2009).  Ideas & Control:  A case on how organizing can enable innovation in a network. (07 udg.) (s. 1-64). IFUL - SDU: Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Forskning og Udvikling i Landdistrikter.
Brink, Tove. /  Ideas & Control :  A case on how organizing can enable innovation in a network. 07. udg. IFUL - SDU : Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Forskning og Udvikling i Landdistrikter, 2009. s. 1-64
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Brink, T 2009 ' Ideas & Control:  A case on how organizing can enable innovation in a network' 07 udg, Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Forskning og Udvikling i Landdistrikter, IFUL - SDU, s. 1-64.

 Ideas & Control :  A case on how organizing can enable innovation in a network. / Brink, Tove.

07. udg. IFUL - SDU : Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Forskning og Udvikling i Landdistrikter, 2009. s. 1-64.

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Brink T.  Ideas & Control:  A case on how organizing can enable innovation in a network. 07 udg. IFUL - SDU: Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Forskning og Udvikling i Landdistrikter. 2009, s. 1-64.